Special Topics: Development and the Environment

DEV STD 150.2 / IAS 150.8 Special Topics: Development and the Environment


CCN: 22034 / 14876

Units/Credit: 4

Time/Location: TuTh: 9:30-11a / Barrows 166

Final Exam Group 10: Wednesday 12/13/2017; 11:30am-2:30pm

Instructor: Tiffany Page

This course is room shared with IAS 150 008. We will examine the social, economic and environmental impact of the way countries are pursuing economic development, including the expansion of mining in certain countries, oil and natural gas extraction, export agriculture, agro-fuel production, hydroelectric energy, eco-tourism, and the fishing industry. We will also consider the development challenges produced by climate change and how communities and countries are responding and adapting. We will examine what has and has not been accomplished in the various international summits that have occurred around the environment, as well as the regulatory framework that has emerged to address environmental concerns. And, finally, we will examine the sustainable development discourse, as well as the various ideas about what is sustainable development.

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